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Poster: Tyler Date: May 14, 2005 10:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: how can i tell how many downloads?

what constitutes a "download"? the whole show, one file at a time, or the whole show zipped, or some piece of it, or what?

a 'download' or 'directory view' as the number is given in goes up by 1 whenever a file is received from that show. that could be a user just getting a .txt file, a zip of the entire show, etc.. so in reality it isn't a true measure of how mnay people have heard the show, but the BA is, as it says on the link next to it: "The batting average of an item in the Archive is the percentage of people who downloaded the item after visiting its details page (statistically corrected to account for small sample sizes).Ranking by batting average can highlight interesting items that may not yet have received a lot of visits, and it avoids the "rich-get-richer" behavior of ranking by the number of downloads." ... so yeah, they are both a measure of how popular a show is .. but nothing is definative..